Past Shows

Newfoundland's 1st podcast; with your host, Jim Fidler

ROAR-2007-05-23 - Episode 50 - Go ROAR It On The Mountain

ROAR-2007-05-23 - Episode 50 - Go ROAR It On The Mountain!

This time on the ROAR:

Greetings from: Linda from Seattle, Columbine from Boston, Mike from Rochester, Anne from Philly, Hellen from Colorado and Kevin from Alabama,opening remarks, the loss of the theme music and jingles, celebrating the 2nd anniversary and the 50th episode of the ROAR, bad luck to good, working on the new Reggae album, you don't own the song, the song owns you, the new guitar amp, musical click tracks, will the ROAR roar on?, an appeal for listener feedback, changes to the ROAR website, the new player on the site, show highlights, things are warming up in the Republic of Avalon, shovelling snow, Damian Perkins' belt, ID from Standup Radio, Paddy's weekend, a brief chat with Anna-Maria from Germany and Paddy O'Pression, shout-outs from Beverley Pardy and Crystal Stacey of Arnold's Cove, Newfoundland, going into the pub, a brief interview with Ralph O'Brien, day 1 of the new record, a trip into the studio, looking at some bed tracks, Jim and Lillian in the kitchen, Gypsy's many multi-coloured lovers, Jim's hording habits, Scott and the hidden candy, album titles, men and the dead coyotes, Ma had a "pop" filter, the ever wonderful grapetizer, nutty snacks, Brigadier Stanley and the wool sock breakfasts, Mrs. Kennedy and the sugar bread lunches, hard tack, strange eating and listening habits when far from home and more general silliness than you could shake a stick at.

Music this time:
A Breeze From Alabama by Scott Joplin,
Bed tracks for Reality Time, New World Revolution, War Party and High Life, Cherokee Chant
Demo and Curra Road by Jim Fidler.
Note: War Party written by Eddy Grant.

Best listened to on headphones. - Spring has sprung, the grass is riz; now, what the heck's this monkey biz?

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ROAR-2006-12-25 - Episode 49 - Ho Ho Home On The Range

ROAR-2006-12-25 - Episode 49 - Ho Ho Home On The Range

This week on the ROAR:
Intro by Eddy Mailbag, greetings from Robert Peace of the Orkney Islands, Brian Rutherford
of New Castle, England, Liz Hanrahan of St. Johns, Newfoundland and Clyde Rose, also from
St. Johns,
Jim and Lillian in the kitchen cooking Christmas brunch and dinner, talking about Hanukkah,
Christmas, Quanza and all sorts of foolishness, a trip to the Fairmont hotel, a choir
singing Christmas caroles, lunch at Belbin's Steakhouse, the story of the angel and the
tree, Offer Waddem's Miracle, closing remarks, a blooper and more fun than you could fit
into a barrel.

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis and Jingle Bells by Jim Fidler,
Mary's Boy Child by The Quintessential Vocal Ensemble
and
The Animals' Christmas by Gordon Quinton.

Best listened to on headphones. - Happy happy to all all!!

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ROAR-2006-12-10 - Episode 48 - Up Up And Away

ROAR-2006-12-10 - Episode 48 - Up Up And Away!

This week on the ROAR:
A statement from Steve McLean of the Canadian Space Agency, opening remarks, announcing the ROAR DVD contest and the coverage of the launch of space shuttle Atlantis in September, 2006.

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis, Hibernia and more mad mad music by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Big thanks to Yves Seguin for his great work and his wonderful submission.

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ROAR-2006-11-21 - Episode 47 - Breaking Bread With Thaddeus

ROAR-2006-11-21 - Episode 47 - Breaking Bread With Thaddeus

This week on the ROAR:
The breaking of the bread, greetings from Kevin in Alabama, Sarah in Oregon, Mike in Austria, Nancy in B.C., Vic in Philly
and Rex Goudie from Berlington, Newfoundland,
episode 50 drawing neigh, a call for shout-outs, the new guitar amp, the new computer, more about the new mics, the B4,
thanks to Jeff in New York, thanksgiving greetings to the American listeners, CFAs, NBCs, introducing Thaddeus Dreher,
the interview with Thaddeus, an ID from Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), war, bread, making movies, cigarettes for English
lessons and stuff like that.

Music this week:
selections from DJ Carey's After Dinner Lounge,
Our Theme Genesis, Welcome Back To Cairo Street, Home Comes The Rover, Merrigan's Reel, I Still Remember and
Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Big thanks to Thaddeus and Suree Dreher!

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ROAR-2006-11-11 - Episode 46 - One Love

ROAR-2006-11-11 - Episode 46 - One Love

This week on the ROAR:
A special intro featuring Eddy Grant and Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, some opening words and an interview with Keith
Rickman; the Bonarastaman.

Music this week:
Citazen Of The World, Can't Keep A Good Man Down, Great Big World and In This World by Jim Fidler.
Background music during the interview:
Roots Fi Cool, Malawi Voodoo, King Dubby, Babylong Overdrive, Mash Up The DJ, Echoes Of Dub, Mek We Jump,
Satta Stylee, Diabolique, Selector A Go Dub It, Gallen Macca Boom, Double Axe and Dance Mi Dub by Burning Babylon.

Best listened to on headphones. - "One love; one heart; let's get together and feel alright!"

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ROAR-2006-10-31 - Episode 45 - Wholenote Interview Part2

ROAR-2006-10-31 - Episode 45 - Wholenote Interview Part2

This week on the ROAR:

Greetings from: Lonnie Angel, Glynn Murray, Kelly-Ann and Indra; all from Barbados.

Opening remarks and Part 2 of the interview with the Wholenote podcast.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Soca, Midnight Rover, Song For Newfoundland and Flow On Waterford River by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Great to half it up with the Wholenote!

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ROAR-2006-10-23 - Episode 44 - Wholenote Interview Part1

ROAR-2006-10-23 - Episode 44 - Wholenote Interview Part1

This week on the ROAR:
Part 1 of an interview with the Wholenote podcast.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Rhythm Of The Goat, The Merman and Lillian (A Portrait In Sound) by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - Part 2 coming soon.


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ROAR-2006-10-15 - Episode 43 - Terra Nova

ROAR-2006-10-15 - Episode 43 - Terra Nova

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Mike Busboom in Vienna, re-building The Experience, the weather, what is "room temperature" anyway, talk about the new Reggae album, the drum mics, shout-outs to Stephany in Connecticut and Mike Busboom in Vienna, a call for listener submissions, Newfoundland the "have not of the have nots?", the non-existent Englishman, Terra Nova park, the festival, Ger Wolfe, Sandy Cove beach, the "Your Home Town" story, zingers, beans on toast, interview with Carla, the co-ordinator of the Terra Nova Folk Festival, interview with Dave Penny, the back-stage muffin proclaimation, the jigs with Dave Penny and John Gosse, some songs from Jim, closing remarks including the 50th anniversary of the Terra Nova National park, and a bunch of other bits.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, The Curra Road, The Rising Of The Moon, The Rhythm Of The Goat, Downtown Girl, Song For Newfoundland and Terra Nova by Jim Fidler
and
a set of 2 jigs by Dave Penny, John Gosse and Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - A wonderful way to wrap up an absolutely wonderful summer.

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ROAR-2006-09-19 - Episode 42 - All Around The Circle

ROAR--2006-09-19 - Episode 42 - All Around The Circle

This week on the ROAR:
The usual greetings and babbling, shout-outs to Jeff in New York, Kiley of the Celtic Music News podcast and Stephanie in Connecticut, the AtlanticFest 2006 Songwriter Circle and a hidden, subliminal message from the not yet born savour of Funk Island culture.

Music this week by:
Jim Fidler, Jackie Sullivan, Maggie Meyer, Colin Harris and Lindsay Furgeson.

Best listened to on headphones. - Thanks to the creator of all things for such things as this.

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ROAR-2006-08-31 - Episode 41 - AtlanticFest 2006 Rocks The Boat

ROAR-2006-08-31 - Episode 41 - AtlanticFest 2006 Rocks The Boat

This week on the ROAR:
Welcome to AtlanticFest 2006, greetings from David Dalton, Susan Wicks and Dave Wicks, opening remarks, playing with the Mad Player, big-ups to the volunteers, the venues, the sponcers and the peeps, passing 30,000 listeners, big thanks to Anne (The number1 spam killer), Jim's starting a new Reggae album, an ancient Chinese curse, shout-outs to the midimag list, a big yo to the gang over at BCT, more "fidling" with the Mad Player, talking about the Mad Player, heading out on Dee Jay Charters, cruising around St. John's harbour, Lillian talking with a bunch of the performers and volunteers from the festival, a chat with the 1st mate, a chat with the Captain, a bunch of good music in the background, lots of laughs and, well, you'd just have to listen...

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis, Dub Illusion (live) and In Through The Narrows by Jim Fidler
and
a bunch of Mad Player stuff, as well as all that wonderful stuff in the background.
If you want to know what any of it was, email us with the time where it comes up in the show and we'd be more than happy to let you know so you can race right out and buy it.

Best listened to on headphones. - Big thanks and respect to everybody! We love you all.

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ROAR-2006-08-11 - Episode 40 - The Pre-AtlanticfestCast

Lots of chat, a few interviews and some great music. ... We're off to Atlanticfest 2006.

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ROAR-2006-07-24 - Episode 39 - Countdown To Atlanticfest 2006

ROAR-2006-07-24 - Episode 39 - Countdown To Atlanticfest 2006

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Mike Hanrahan, Jackie Sullivan, Hugh Scott and Colin Harris,
Atlanticfest 2006 t-shirts, the Living Planet, the wiki shownotes, the forum at Fidlerville, the Frappr map, the ROARline, the

Boatline, a call for listener input, the ROAR mandate, a mention of the Podictionary podcast, Mary Dalton's poetry, Jim's

being featured on episode 76 of the Celtic Music News podcast, a look back at Atlanticfest 2005, thanks, bigups and

shoutouts to all concerned, "The Irish need not apply", some music from some of the performers in Atlanticfest 2006,

festival passes now availible at atlanticfest.com and O'brien's Music, the Atlanticfest 2006 t-shirt contest, Erin's pub, Bridie

Molloy's, the Fat Cat, the Carriage Works, Atlanticfest, Atlanticfest and, did we say Atlanticfest?

Music this week:
background music by Burning Down Babylon, availible at magnatune.com,
our theme, Genesis, Avalon, Welcome Back To Cairo Street and The Curra Road by Jim Fidler,
The Curra Road by Ger Wolfe, I'll Be Here by Clare O'Mahony, the intro from Islands Of Song, some more music from the

Mad Player, Bigger Picture by Lindsay Furgeson, Vincent Black Lightening by Mike Hanrahan, To Friends by Hugh Scott,

yet more music from the Mad Player, Coming Out Of The Rain by Jackie Sullivan, Could Care Less by Colin Harris, and

Frankie And Johnny by Dave Panting.

Best listened to on headphones. - Atlanticfest 2006 - August 10-13 - Get your festival passes and wonderful Atlanticfest

2006 t-shirts now at atlanticfest.com.
We hope to see you there!

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ROAR-2006-07-13 - Episode 38 - Captain Jim Takes Us In Through The Narrows

ROAR-2006-07-13 - Episode 38 - Captain Jim Takes Us In Through The Narrows

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Larry, Hope and Megan, a shout-out to listeners to the 2006 summer Reggae marathon on WUSB, greetings to our French listeners, Atlanticfre

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ROAR-2006-06-29 - Episode 37 - The Happiness Conspiracy

ROAR-2006-06-29 - Episode 37 - The Happiness Conspiracy

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Rhonda - Ferryland, Newfoundland, Patrick - Ireland, Rodney - St. Pierre and Rex Goudie - Berlington,
Newfoundland, oddly celebrating episode 37, some strange maths, shout-outs to Jim Rebman - Bolder, Colerado, Jeff
Dunn - Yorktown Heights, New York, the murtalize mystery, the wire dragon, a shout-out to Steve Matzura - New York City,
Jim's musical gear, even more shout-outs to Tom Peter and his friend Brian - Rochester, New York, Nancy Park - Victoria,
British Columbia, Kylie Howsam of the Celtic Music News podcast - Toronto, Ontario, Hope Povenmeir of the Audio Mirror
podcast - Ohio, Lynette and Maria of the Malyn Slice Of Life podcast - New York city, Roger Cusson - Lisbon, Maine, the
confirmation of the fourth venue for Atlanticfest 2006, the Happiness Conspiracy, Podictionary (Indian), more from Mary
Dalton's Merrrybegot, a walk downtown with Jim and Lillian on the first day of summer 2006, the light conspiracy, a man
and two dogs, Newfoundland And Labrador, the NL designation, mail meant for Newfoundland going to Holland, People
meant for St. John's going to Saint John, pet names, realizing that both Newfoundland and Labrador are dogs, dogs
barking on cue, cars making noise on cue, title waves, Borat, the gay Austrian reporter Ali G, Jivin' Jim Fidler, the blind guy
who knows he's black, flesh tones, some German/English translations, the Whitecoats, the seal joke, the Paul
Macartney's soon to be ex-wife joke, getting in trouble for saying "foque", Lillian at the stag party, defining "stag party", the
Metric Moment, easy as Pi, don't blame it on the air, more strange maths, some alarming Morse code, Junction's, the
Zone, ear candy, locked out of the pub, closing remarks, blooper and as many other things as you can fit in your
hammersack.

Music this week:
Our opening theme, Genesis, Weapons Of Mass Distraction, Up That River, Hibernia and Rhythm Of The Goat by Jim
Fidler
and
Apa Ya by The Headroom Project from magnatunes.com.

Best listened to on headphones. - If you can't understand the backward bits, it's because the forward bits were
backwards in the first place.


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ROAR-2006-06-20 - Episode 36 - Edirolling On The River

ROAR-2006-06-20 - Episode 36 - Edirolling On The River

This week on the ROAR:
A windy greeting, an invitation to Atlanticfest 2006, interview with Kylie Howsam of the Celtic Music News podcast, this week's Podictionary word (sound), more from Mary Dalton's Merry Begot, a walk to the Waterford river, the Edirol R-09, the wind screen, the world cup, the Soca Warriors, rooting for Brazil, the hockey play-offs, the birds, Jim's dad's baseball possibilities, some new people on the ROAR Frapper map, big hard spiders of the deep, taking some photos of the St. Patrick's church, God building the universe and all that sort of thing.

Music this week:
Our theme Genesis, The Curra Road, Sleep Marching, The Merman and Flow On Waterford River by Jim Fidler and
backing music by DJ Carey from Magnatunes.com.

Best listened to on headphones. - It's football, ok? Go Brazil!

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ROAR-2006-06-08 - Episode 35 - 06-06-06

ROAR-2006-06-08 - Episode 35 - 06-06-06

This week on the ROAR:
Dedication to Sir Horus Covyduck, greetings from Winston Horiwitz and Laurie Oberhertz, dial extinction, the Cat Empire, bays, coves, tickles, harbours, Dildo, Gay Side, Hibb's Hole, the German professor,the Newfoundland/Tazmania connection, Second Life, Marley Wollongong, the Isle of Avalon, the Edirol R-09, Podictionary entry 1(toast), Laurie Fidler, fellow Fidlers, some Fidler geneology, some of Mary Dalton's poetry, walking downtown, do recordings prove our non-existence?, a flashback from June 2nd, 2005, Newfoundland, Millertown, naming automobiles after native peoples, BBC's and NBC's, Bajan time, selling your soul by the pound, 20 kilometers of snow, a busker sings to Jim, harbour aroma, closing remarks and thanks, and several lude subliminal suggestions.

Music this week:
Days Like These by The Cat Empire, New Song Of The Gypsy, In Through The Narrows and our theme, Genesis, by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - If you put your shirt on in side out, how do you get out of it?

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ROAR-2006-05-23 - Episode 34 - Happy 1st Anniversary To The ROAR

ROAR-2006-05-23 - Episode 34 - Happy 1st Anniversary To The ROAR

This week on the ROAR:
Greetings from Jay in California, Larry in Kentucky, Barb from Manitoba, Maria and Lynette in New York, Bill in Ashland Oregon, Sarah in Portland Oregon, Georgia in Trinnidad, Carrie in Ohio, Darrah from Dublin, Debbie in Toronto, Eddy from Gyana, Eric Bogle, Glynne Murray in Barbados, Indra in Barbados, Kelly-Anne in Barbados, Kevin Doucet in Alabama, Kevin Reeves in Nashville, Liam in the UK, Lise Hannick from France, Lonny Angell in Barbados, Mike Busboom in Austria, Monika from Austria, Pamela Morgan, Rick in Algeria, Slau in New York, Tim from London, Todd Collins from Toronto, Vic in Philly, Rick in Pennsylvania, A.J. in Ontario, Allison from Renews, Nancy in British Columbia, Peter from Toronto in Paris France, Anne in Philly and from Eddy Grant from Gyana in Barbados.
Jim and Lillian start out in the kitchen, some talk about getting rid of the Iriver and the soon-coming Edirol, "rain, drizzle and fog", "chips, dressing and gravy", some St. John's history/geography, an invitation to Atlanticfest 2006, some reflections on Atlanticfest 2005, a message of dispair from Gypsy the pusscat, some live rain, drizzle and fog, some talk about IRLP, a visit to the studio, the metronome, the electronic tuner, the Wurlitzer electric piano, the reel to reel, tamborines, kabassas, chickenshakes and various bits of extra percussion, junk, junk and more junk, the Alesis QS7 keyboard, the djembe, the DR770 drum machine, the Roland VS2480 DAW, some talk about the new/up-coming album, playing percussion on the water in the bath tub, the death of www, some posts in the Fidler forum, the return of Carrie Thomson, the Ventrilo chat server, a great big thanks to all our listeners and more stuff than you could shake a stick at.

Music this week:
Merrigan's Reel, Midnight Rover, The Rhythm Of The Goat and The Curra Road by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. - A year along and goin' strong!

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ROAR-2006-05-15 - Episode 33 - Bang A Gong! (Celebrating One year of The ROAR and a tribute to Bob Marley)

ROAR-2006-05-15 - Episode 33 - Bang A Gong! - Celebrating One year of The ROAR and a tribute to Bob Marley

This week on the ROAR:
A special intro, defining a podcast, when the ROAR actually got started, the recording of Genesis (our theme), the recording of the ROAR jingle, Libsyn, a call for birthday shout-outs for the ROAR, introducing the new "Boatline" 1--206--203-BOAT, bigup/thanks to the listeners, the up-coming summer, ordering the Edirol R-09, in search of a mic, appeal for listener support, Jim's up-coming birthday on 06-06-06, a tribute to Bob Marley, a look back from 1980 to now, Ska and Reggae influences in the late 70's, Stiff Little Fingers, The Clash, The English Beat, The Payolas, Eddy Grant, Men At Work, Bob Marley, ... a little about the origins of Reggae, post colonial pride and prejudice, the consiousness in the music, influences and inspirations, some more people influenced by Reggae, like Eric Clapton, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Stewart Copland and The Police, ... drums drums drums, Carlton Barrett of The Wailers, the beer strike of 1985, going to Saint Mary's university, Jamaican 101 with Checkson Gomes from St. John's, Antigua, buying a set of drums, bringing them to Newfoundland, trying to form a Reggae band, forming a "part time" Reggae band, getting tired of the "Jumpup", recording Citizen Of The World, how Jim and Lillian didn't quite meet, making a record, Great Big World, Emily Knight, the forming of Pressure Drop, the making of the first Pressure Drop CD, having the number 1 requested, independently produced video in Canada on Much Music, touring, live appearences on Much Music, making the second Pressure Drop CD at The Roots Cellar, the "nasty' breakup of Pressure Drop, more about Bob Marley, the recording of the Gypsy CD, more about the conscious message in the music, forming the group The Experience, the Marley / Fidler connection, ... an interview with Jeff Gilhooley of the CBC from May 11, 2001, Jim's tribute article to Bob Marley from the Telegram, closing words, a musical tribute to Bob Marley and a 'ole 'eap a tings.

Music this week:
Genesis, Number1 (Hospitality's Pavillion), Citizen Of The World, Great Big World, True True, Ridin' High, Rising Of The Moon, Jammin', Can't Keep A Good Man Down and Marley by Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. "One year, one show; let's get together and feel alright!"

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ROAR-2006-04-29 - Episode 32 - Fields Of Gold

ROAR-2006-04-29 - Episode 32 - Fields Of GOLD

This week on the ROAR:
Something a little different, a special 1st birthday for the ROAR introduction featuring greetings from:
Slau, Jimmy Dread, Amanda from New York City, Amy from Torbay, Eddy Holder from Guyana, Alison from Renews, Lise Hannick from France, Marlena and Scott from Arnold's Cove, Jeff Fidler from Pittsburgh, Indra from Barbados, Tara from Conception Bay, Eddy Grant, Sherry from the Great Northern Penninsula, Captain Vic from Philadelphia, MC from Montreal, Tim from London, Junior Paris from Barbados, Anne from Philly, Anne from Buchannon, a shout-out from Indra and Kelly-Anne from Barbados,
The ROAR is a year old, interview with Toby McDonald, coach of the olympic gold medal curling team, closing remarks, a call for listener support and 47.3 other things that you'll have to listen to in order to appreciate them.

Music this week:
Our theme, Genesis, Ridin' High, There's A Way, Rising Of The Moon, Great Big World, Mr. Ambassador and Fields Of Gold by our very own, Jim Fidler.

Best listened to on headphones. "Stay golden Ponyboy!"

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ROAR-2006-04-12 - Episode 31 - Granted(Interview and music with Eddy Grant)

ROAR-2006-04-12 - Episode 31 - Granted (Interview and music with Eddy Grant)

This week on the ROAR:
A slightly altered intro featuring an exerpt from an interview with Jim, conducted by CBC's Peter Miller from the late 1980's, greetings from Jim including some talk about his early musical influences, Celtic music, Calypso, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Lord Kitchener, The Mighty Sparrow, Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley, ... island culture, British colonialism, emancipation, reparation, Newfoundland republicanism, introducing Eddy Grant, the interview with Eddy, closing remarks including more than 19000 listeners, the raison d'etre of the ROAR, thanks to Eddy, a special dedication to all the people of Barbados and, well, you get the drill...

Music this week:

Our theme Genesis, Rising Of The Moon, Can't keep A Good Man Down, Dariya and Song For Newfoundland by Jim Fidler
and
Electric Avenue, Living On The Frontline, The Struggle, War Party, Love Weself, I Don't Wanna Dance, Everything Irie, Romancing The Stone, Going Back Deh, Hello Africa, Free My Soul, Umbayao, Talking About Love and Gimme Hope Jo'Anna by Eddy Grant.

A great big thanks to Eddy; we wish you all the best with the new record!!!
Be sure to visit his website at www.eddygrant.com.
Also, have a look at www.icerecords.com for some other wonderful artists.

Best listened to on headphones. Not for the weak of heart, mind or soul.

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